Thursday, August 6, 2015

Braking news

Trying to get Hanky ready for Carlisle and the Nats. This will be the first time in years that I'll be able to go to both. 

When I went out in a rescueission to help Brian Huver a few weeks ago, the tears drums were a bit noisy. When I pulled one I realized that the shoes were worn down to the rivets and gouging the drums. Doh! How did I not notice this earlier?

I had bought new hardware a while ago and got new shoes, and fetched a pair of drums from my stash at Mom's. Got 'em all installed and adjusted. Now I even have a working e-brake! 

I also sanded down the new quarter panel and gave it a coat of etching primer. I kinda like that flat green tone. 

Of course, fix one thing and something else breaks. Today while taking the Scout out, the rear view mirror came off in my hand. Add it to the list of things to fix.